Total loan: $550


Kaduna, KD, Nigeria / Education

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A loan helped to delay the sale of his maize harvest until prices rise, which will allow him to pay his children's school fees.

Hamza's story

Hamza is married and lives with his family in a remote village in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna. Hamza is a hardworking maize farmer who works on his farm every day.

This harvest season Hamza will receive a cash advance, known as a harvest advance loan, which is equal to the price of his maize at harvest, and will allow him to meet the costs of pressing needs like paying school fees. Furthermore, Hamza will get crucial harvest support, including renting a threshing machine, which will eliminate the common practice of using family labor. This will save him and his family 30 hours of manual labor per 100kg bag of maize, allowing more time for his children to study.

Babban Gona will also support Hamza by storing the harvested maize to sell later in the year. Now, Hamza does not have to forfeit making a profit by selling his maize at low harvest prices. With his loan, Hamza will be able to pay his children's tuition for a higher quality education in order to secure them higher-paying jobs in the future.